Staff Correspondent

BHOPAL: Opposition leader Jamuna Devi led a walkout in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Friday protesting against the Government's reply on the issue of allotment of over 300 hectare of land in Jabalpur district to Swami Ramdev's Patanjali Yog Peeth.

The issue was raised through a calling attention notice by Nishith Patel, Sajjan Verma and Saroj

Bachchan Nayak. The allegation against the Government was that adequate time had not been given to the people to file objections against the allotment of land to the Yoga Peeth.

The Congress members alleged that there were irregularities and people's interests had been sidetracked in allotting this prime land along the Narmada river in Sehora tehsil of Jabalpur


Later, the non-Congress MLAs also protested in the well of the House and staged a walkout after the Minister of State for Home, Nagendra Singh, told the House that a forensic report has ruled out the murder of Sub-Inspector Chetna Sharma, who died recently under mysterious circumstances at Bhind. The Minister further told the House that a case had been registered under Sections 306 and 201 of the Indian Penal Code in this case and it remained to be investigated what compelled the sub-inspector to commit suicide. He also said that the authenticity of the letter said to have been written by the lady sub-inspector to the Women's Commission on the day of her death stating that she was being sexually harassed and there was a threat to her life has to be verified.

The issue was raised in the House through a calling attention notice by Arif Aqueel (Congress), Ramlakhan Sharma (CPI) and Sunilam (Samajwadi Party). Participating in the discussion, Mr. Sharma demanded suspension and arrest of the former Bhind Superintendent of Police against whom an FIR has been lodged and a case registered under Section 306. When Mr. Sharma and others repeatedly asked why the former Bhind S.P. had not been arrested, the Home Minister said Ms. Sharma's father had gone to the High Court seeking that the case be handed over to the CBI.